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Outdoor Decorating

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I just had to share this stunning and easy to create outdoor arrangement that my friend Joyce made. Two of these beautiful planters greet visitors as they make their way to the coordinating front door. And while these planters are great for the holiday season, they will keep your entryway bright and colorful until the early spring bulbs appear once again.

Here’s how she does it – “Cut about a dozen evergreen branches (cedar & pine) and red dogwood branches to 3-4′ lengths (if you don’t have these growing in your garden, they are available to purchase most places). Note: if you trim your dogwood early, the new growth will be bright red and long enough to use, older growth is darker red. Arrange the evergreen on the bottom (with the cut ends hidden in the centre), then push the dogwood branches into the ground as a backdrop. Add 6″ red and silver Christmas ornaments and tack 2 balls in each planter with tent pegs. Include some frosted pine cones, a couple of sprigs of silver branches, and a large red mesh bow.”

Use your imagination. With the wide range of decorations and colors available today this could be created in practically any color scheme.

Happy Decorating!

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Author: gardenchatter

I'm a Horticulturalist, Master Gardener and member of the Garden Writers Association who enjoys playing in the dirt and experimenting with different veggies, plants and flowers in my Zone 5 garden. Check out http://www.wowmygarden.ca With a recent addition of a greenhouse, my newest passion is growing-your-own. And what fun that is. Yes, there's the odd failure, but there's nothing quite as satisfying as walking through the veggie patch collecting dinner. My own little piece of heaven!

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